Yesterday was B in Whitehorse, YT and today is C in Tok, AK.
Today was a good day.
Because we didn't travel 13 hours.
Because we returned to the US, land of our working cell phones with 3G internet.
Because the fish got back into the country without issue.
Because the fish are still alive!
Because we're staying at an adorable cabin out in the woods and we got here in time to enjoy it, not arriving at 10pm at night.
Because today I stepped foot in Alaska for the fist time ever.
Because tomorrow we arrive in Anchorage.
Adam and I were talking tonight at dinner and I told him I was sort of nervous about tomorrow. He asked me why in the world I would be nervous to finally end this long road trip and I explained that tomorrow I have a blind date with a city. Except, instead of simply having a blind date where I decide if we hit if off or not, tomorrow is like I have a blind date with someone where when I agreed to go on the date I also committed to moving in together with this stranger, before we'd even met.
But you know, I think we'll hit it off.
So yeah, tonight we're snuggled up in our ADORABLE little cabin in the Alaskan woods after a day where 75% of the time the roads felt more like a roller coaster, and less like a highway. No joke, it was all about pothole avoiding, lift off waves (seriously expected the fish to fly out of their bucket on some of these waves), and UNPAVED ROADS.
Yes, in 2011 there are roads from the Yukon Territory to the Alaskan border that are NOT PAVED.
But, even with the roller coaster roads, the nearly fish killing bumps for hours on end, and the fact that this is day FIVE of feeling as if I live in a dirty car, the scenery was the most breathtaking of the trip.
Tomorrow I see my new home, my new city, my new life for the first time.
And I can't wait to tell you all about it.